Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Springhouse Battery Lane proposes modifications to its building (Photos)
Plans to update the building for the benefit of residents include a porte-cochère canopy that would extend over the drop-off area at the entrance to the building. Silber and Rogers say the canopy would not only serve the practical purpose of sheltering residents from the elements, but also activate the streetscape in front of the property. The entrance itself will also be realigned and updated.
A covered porch would also be added to the southeast corner of the building.
Finally, a new bay of balconies would be added to the western side of the building, which would serve both the care function of the property, and the leisure use by residents.
The architect hired by Springhouse is John Maisto of BKV Group, and VIKA is the engineering and landscape engineering firm on the project.